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Listed here are our 100 bestselling books from the previous 12 months.

(We’ve additionally compiled our 10 bestselling CDs of 2017 and our 10 bestselling DVDs of 2017.)

Of the 100 books beneath…

  • 32 are fiction (together with two poetry collections, three translated works and 15 Australian novels)
  • 30 are non-fiction (together with three self-help books, three Quarterly Essays and a gorgeous, complete information to Australian birds)
  • 17 are youngsters’s and younger grownup books (together with 4 image books, 9 junior and center fiction reads, and 4 younger grownup novels)
  • 10 are biographies or memoirs (together with a number of fascinating reads from Australians)
  • 6 are cookbooks (together with Julia Busuttil Nishimura’s much-loved first cookbook)
  • 5 are crime fiction (together with each of Jane Harper’s gripping literary thrillers)

Of the 114 authors (in addition to illustrators, translators, and extra) listed right here, 50 are feminine. It was a powerful 12 months for Australian literature with 50% of the listing coming from Australians.

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Authors Helen Garner, John Clarke, Rupi Kaur, Elizabeth Strout, Jane Harper, Yuval Noah Harari and Hetty McKinnon every have two books featured, and as ever, the listing consists of a number of notable literary prize winners together with Lincoln within the Bardo by George Saunders (Man Booker Prize), The Energy by Naomi Alderman (Girls’s Prize for Fiction), Extinctions by Josephine Wilson (Miles Franklin Award) and The Museum of Fashionable Love by Heather Rose (Stella Prize).

We’re particularly delighted to see all three of our Readings Prize winners listed right here: Sam Carmody’s The Windy Season, The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon and A Most Magical Lady by Karen Foxlee. All these books from rising Australian voices comes very extremely beneficial from Readings workers.

100. The Windy Season by Sam Carmody 99. Black Rock White Metropolis by A. S. Patrić 98. The Conflict That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 97. F*cking Apostrophes by Simon Griffin 96. The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Child Ebook 12) by Jeff Kinney 95. The Quantity Video games by Adam Spencer 94. Frequent Folks by Tony Birch 93. Metropolis Of Crows by Chris Womersley 92. Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance 91. The Sellout by Paul Beatty 90. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance 89. The Lengthy Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia’s Local weather Impasse (Quarterly Essay 66) by Anna Krien 88. Below the Love Umbrella by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys 87. The Braveness to be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga 86. A Season with Richmond: Yellow & Black by Konrad Marshall 85. The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks 84. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 83. My Identify Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout 82. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman 81. A Pleasure to be Right here by John Clarke 80. Neighbourhood by Hetty McKinnon 79. Starvation by Roxane Homosexual 78. Detours by Tim Rogers 77. Insomniac Metropolis by Invoice Hayes 76. The Passage of Love by Alex Miller 75. The Course of Love by Alain de Botton 74. Why I’m No Longer Speaking to White Folks About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge 73. The Energy by Naomi Alderman 72. The Australian Hen Information by Peter Menkhorst, Danny Rogers, Rohan Clarke, Jeff Davies, Peter Marsack & Kim Franklin 71. Ethical Panic 101 – Equality, Acceptance and the Secure Faculties Scandal (Quarterly Essay 67) by Benjamin Regulation 70. House Fireplace by Kamila Shamsie 69. Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari 68. A Writing Life by Bernadette Brennan 67. Welcome To Nation by Aunty Pleasure Murphy & Lisa Kennedy 66. Turtles All of the Manner Down by John Inexperienced 65. When Breath Turns into Air by Paul Kalanithi 64. Watching Out by Julian Burnside 63. The Life to Come by Michelle de Kretser 62. Unhealthy Dad by David Walliams & Tony Ross 61. All of the Mild We Can’t See by Anthony Doerr 60. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins 59. Males With out Girls by Haruki Murakami (translated by Philip Gabriel & Ted Goossen) 58. In My Coronary heart by Jo Witek & Christine Roussey 57. Oh, The Locations You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss 56. Darkish Emu by Bruce Pascoe 55. My Good Buddy by Elena Ferrante (translated by Ann Goldstein) 54. Inglorious Empire by Shashi Tharoor 53. Something is Potential by Elizabeth Strout 52. The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon 51. Speaking to My Daughter In regards to the Economic system by Yanis Varoufakis 50. The Choke by Sofie Laguna 49. Saga Land by Richard Fidler & Kári Gíslason 48. The Wayward Witch and the Emotions Monster (Polly and Buster Ebook 1) by Sally Rippin 47. The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein 46. The Good Folks by Hannah Kent 45. The Hidden Lifetime of Timber by Peter Wohlleben (translated by Jane Billinghurst) 44. 5 Elements by Jamie Oliver 43. The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa (translated by Philip Gabriel) 42. The White Queen – One Nation and the Politics of Race (Quarterly Essay 65) by David Marr 41. Not Simply Fortunate by Jamila Rizvi 40. Manhattan Seashore by Jennifer Egan 39. Lion by Saroo Brierley 38. First, We Make the Beast Stunning by Sarah Wilson 37. The Solar and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur 36. Mythos by Stephen Fry 35. The Intelligent Guts Food regimen by Michael Mosley 34. Extinctions by Josephine Wilson 33. Ostro by Julia Busuttil Nishimura 32. Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman 31. Neighborhood by Hetty McKinnon 30. Between a Wolf and a Canine by Georgia Blain 29. Marvel by R.J. Palacio 28. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend 27. Huge Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 26. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur 25. Relies upon What You Imply by Extremist by John Safran 24. Intestine by Giulia Enders (translated by David Shaw) 23. Combating Hislam by Susan Carland 22. Wimmera by Mark Brandi 21. A Lengthy Manner from House by Peter Carey 20. A Most Magical Lady by Karen Foxlee 19. True Tales by Helen Garner 18. A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré 17. Candy by Yotam Ottolenghi & Helen Goh 16. Struggle Like a Lady by Clementine Ford 15. Tinkering by John Clarke 14. Tales by Helen Garner 13. La Belle Sauvage (The Ebook of Mud Ebook 1) by Philip Pullman 12. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari 11. The Museum of Fashionable Love by Heather Rose

Our prime 10 bestselling books are…

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10. Lincoln within the Bardo by George Saunders 9. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy 8. First Individual by Richard Flanagan 7. Pressure of Nature by Jane Harper 6. The Dry by Jane Harper 5. The Refined Artwork of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson 4. Good Night time Tales for Insurgent Ladies by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo 3. The Handmaid’s Story by Margaret Atwood 2. The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton

And our primary bestselling guide of 2017 is…


Described as ‘the one cash information you’re ever want’, The Barefoot Investor has struck a chord with Australians. It’s not solely the bestselling guide right here at Readings nevertheless it was additionally the best promoting guide throughout Australia in 2017. In its pages, Scott Pape will present you the right way to create a whole monetary plan that’s so easy you’ll be able to sketch it on the again of a napkin – and also you’ll have the ability to handle your cash in 10 minutes every week.

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Ed. be aware: The listing combines gross sales from all Readings retailers and our web site. The place attainable, totally different editions of titles have been mixed to replicate whole gross sales of every title. The listing consists of all genres. It covers gross sales from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

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